Ecological network: Utilisation of the land use maps in a first qualitative approach of the biodiversity

Year of publication: 2011

The article proposes a simple and rapid method of assessment of potential biodiversity based on weight given by experts to different landscape occupations of a database. The approach is tested on the "Mode d'Occupation du Sol" database (scale of 1/5 000) of Ile-de-France region. Identification of habitats and their potential biodiversity permit to characterise roughly but quickly the biodiversity of territories and to identify the potential green and blue networks. Maps obtained here show interesting way for the beginning of discussion about biodiversity and w e suggest that this kind of precise map has to be promoted in each region.

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